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Today's News

  • Carolina Shores recycles ideas

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town is recycling ideas to get residents more interested in recycling.

    “Our goal as a group is to get more recycling going on,” town commissioner Joyce Dunn said at the town board of commissioners’ monthly workshop Monday.

    Increased interest on the part of citizens isn’t going to happen in a “huge chunk,” Dunn said.

    She suggested they focus on doing a couple of a things a year that would make a difference of sparking residents’ interest.

  • Calabash Fire Department report

    During the month of April, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 142 calls: six structure fires, seven fire alarms, one woods/brush fire, eight motor-vehicle accidents, 11 other, and 109 EMS first-response calls.

  • Burned building remains in Calabash

    CALABASH—Remains of burned-out businesses on Carter Drive have yet to be removed because of insurance issues.

    Building owner Marylyn Watson said Tuesday she is awaiting word from her insurance company to determine when the charred remains can be removed.

    The 28-year-old building housing the 947 Bistro and Pub and three other businesses was destroyed by a fire that broke out in the early morning hours of March 18. Investigators determined the fire originated at the rear of the restaurant.

  • Ex-Trojan Gause pitching for Walters State

     Former West Brunswick pitcher Jay Gause finished the regular season 7-5 with a 3.34 ERA for Walters State Community College, an NJCAA Division I team. Gause, a sophomore, pitched 72.2 innings, third most on the team, and averaged 10 strikeouts a game.

    Walters State is 35-16. It is 18-1 at its home field in Morristown, Tenn.

  • The Beach Boys coming to Brunswick County on Aug. 29

    The Beach Boys have signed on to play their first Brunswick County coastal gig at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Mike Sapp, manager of the auditorium at Brunswick Community College, said tickets are $69 and will go on sale at 9 a.m. next Monday, May 13, at the auditorium box office or online at www.bccowa.com. There will also be 50 special VIP tickets sold for the first three rows and a meet-and-greet with The Beach Boys’ lead vocalist/songwriter Mike Love for $152. All seats are reserved, Sapp said.

  • West beats South in softball

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The West Brunswick softball team beat South Brunswick 7-1 May 1 in the final conference game of the season.

    West scored five runs in the top of the sixth in the victory. A home run by Ariana Thomas scored West’s first run in the inning. Sam Smith walked, advanced a base on Leilani Emile’s sacrifice bunt and scored on Ashley Smith’s hit. Nicole Phillips followed with a hit, driving in a run. A hit by Bre Small drove in the final run.

  • West names football coach

     West Brunswick High School Principal Brock Ahrens has recommended to the Brunswick County Board of Education that Scott Frazier be the school’s next head football coach.

    "I feel that coach Frazier will be an instant fit into our athletic program and into our faculty,” Ahrens said. “We are excited to have him join us.”

    Frazier has coached at Western Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Presbyterian College and Elon University.

  • Ash felon charged with having firearm

    An Ash man has been arrested on two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.

    David Raeford Tripp Jr., 41, was arrested at his Russtown Road residence in Ash on Friday night, May 3, after a joint investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office investigative and vice narcotics units and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Brunswick Plantation LGA
    The game April 22 was best of nine. Magnolia-Dogwood: 1. Geri Conroy (21.5), 2. Linda Rothenberger (23.5). Dogwood-Azalea: 1. Dianne Lucarelli (22), 2. Janet Iekel (25.5). Closest to pin: Dianne Lucarelli (Azalea No. 4); Mae Drezek (Magnolia No. 4). Birdies: Camille Cantello (Dogwood No. 4); Mary Helen Naecker (Magnolia No. 7); Alcina Davis (Dogwood No. 8).

  • ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ haunt us and taunt us

    Movies that test the imagination seem to draw me. I am intrigued by them. I guess their impelling force has much to do with the power found in Scripture and in classical works, power that urges me to an alternate understanding of reality. They are the myths—lies that tell the truth.